I had used for a while the Exiqon miRNAnome panels based on low density qPCR arrays. However, since the begginning of this 2018, Exiqon has joined Qiagen.
I ordered the same screenings from Qiagen-Exiqon, and now the primers are not liophilized, but in an aqueous solution, and also the plates are not sealed. The lack of sealing of the plates generates condensation in the bag that contained them, and I am afraid that this could interfer the proper standarization and comparison of samples. This is a real drawback in quality if we compared with the elegant, liophilized and sealed Exiqon plates, which I miss so much.
Do you have such experience?. What's your opinion about the new Exiqon-Qiagen joint venture?. Is is worthwile to continue using such screenings or should I move to the Taqman?
Thanks in advance. Best